MAG Announces 2015 Annual Conference Program for Merchant Payments Professionals: “Tomorrowland - The Future of Payments”

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Leading Cross-Industry Merchant and Financial Services Executives to Share Strategies for Improving the Future of Payments in the United States

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“We’re pleased to bring together the most experienced and well-informed merchant payment executives from all around the country and all different merchant verticals,” said Mark Horwedel, the MAG chief executive officer.

The Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) announces the conference line-up for the MAG 2015 Annual Conference, "Tomorrowland - The Future of Payments," September 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency, San Antonio, TX.

The MAG’s 7th Annual Conference offers a full slate of education and networking opportunities designed to help payment professionals address challenges and opportunities for innovation in the payments system.

“We’re pleased to bring together the most experienced and well-informed merchant payment executives from all around the country and all different merchant verticals,” said Mark Horwedel, the MAG chief executive officer.

“With all that is happening in the payments landscape between EMV, mobile commerce, merchant routing options, security, tokenization, dynamic currency conversion, and other issues, our members and sponsors view the MAG conference as a must attend event for payment professionals,” said Lee Jurgens from Ralph Lauren, and Chairman of the MAG.

The “Tomorrowland” theme will emphasize the rapidly changing dynamics in U.S. payments. Mobile commerce is driving one of the greatest change periods in payments in the past several decades. The marketplace momentum toward digital payments coupled with the recent advent of enhanced merchant routing choice, is helping make this era one of the most dynamic and interesting times for U.S. payment professionals. Join us as we explore the mysteries and potentials of our own payments Tomorrowland.

The conference agenda will include:

  • Keynote addresses from First Data, Discover and MasterCard.
  • Educational sessions covering Chargebacks, ACH and the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments roadmap.
  • General Session topics will focus on Mobile Commerce, Tokenization, Authentication, PCI, NFC and the latest on EMV.
  • Insights from top Acquirer, Network and Merchant Executives.

The MAG would like to thank our all of our annual sponsors and particularly our Elite Acquirer Sponsors at Bank of America Merchant Services, Chase Paymentech, Elavon, First Data, Heartland Payment Systems, TD Merchant Services and Vantiv. Their generous support allows the MAG to present this important educational opportunity to the merchant community.

Program and Speaker Highlights

Keynote Addresses

  • Frank Bisignano, CEO, First Data
  • Garry Lyons, Chief Innovation Officer, MasterCard
  • Roger Hochschild, President and Chief Operating Officer, Discover

The following topics will be discussed

  • PCI: panelists will discuss new PCI requirements as well as merchants concerns related to PCI compliance.
  • EMV: panelists will discuss their perspective on Issuer and merchant preparedness for October 1st.
  • Mobile Wallets: panelists will give perspective on various mobile wallets in the market.
  • Tokenization: panelists will discuss positive and negative aspects of tokenization along with their recommendation for improving EMVCo specifications
  • NFC: panelists will discuss whether NFC once left for dead is once again on the road to recovery.

To view the complete agenda and register online visit http://www.merchantadvisorygroup.org

About the Merchant Advisory Group
The Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) is a unique merchant member-based trade association that consists of 92 cross-industry member companies focused on the payments industry. The purpose of MAG is to drive positive change in the payments industry through collaboration and advocacy of merchants’ interests.

Contact: Mark Horwedel, MAG CEO
Phone: 479-696-9347
Mark(dot)Horwedel(at)merchantadvisorygroup(dot)org
http://www.merchantadvisorygroup.org

Merchant Advisory Group
4248 Park Glen Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 952-928-4648
info(at)merchantadvisorygroup(dot)org

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